Summary: Good GPS device the premium weather includes current weather radar. This is a great safety feature. The Live traffic is a lot better than HD traffic. The downside the device has not been refreshed is a couple of years. To have the live features in newer models connect to live services you need an Android cell phone This does not make the features customer friendly.
Summary: I'm a big fan of the 1600s. They have what I want. That's quick graffic guidance when I need it. I do LA a lot and the highway guidance image is priceless. The screen is nice and the search is invaluable. The price is where I want it now.
Summary: I have had the unit for approximately 2 months. The local Google search is nice, but have not needed it very much. The real time traffic feature is much better than my previous units (currently have 3 garmin and 1 Magellan units). I'm not sure I like the larger size of this unit. I carry one when I travel by plane and the smaller size is easier to pack, but not an issue since I have multiple units. I have had no crashing or freezing problems.
Summary: I have been using the Garmin 1695 for about a week. I am extremely happy with this unit. The reason I chose the 1695 was do to Onstar in my Pontiac. I tried the Onstar 3 month trial and really liked the navigation and weather the Onstar provided. Especially the way Onstar allowed you to send addresses for navigation wirelessly to the car and had them waiting for me when I left the house.
Summary: I have had about a month to use the 1695, and I have to say its so much better than my old 1690, it's amazing... The Good 1. Street names are shown at the top if you are just watching the map and have not selected a Destination. 2. Not as sluggish as the 1690 3. Weather radar is something I wanted and it's pretty good, look at a NexRad radar screen on your computer and you will get about the same screen shot. Can zoom in 3 levels I believe. 4.
Summary: I have to admit I like Garmin units the best. Had a TomTom years ago and it was not even close. This 1695 is our second Garmin nuvi unit. We have been using a nuvi 255W for two years now and it has been super reliable and accurate. Love it! We purchased Lifetime map updates for it when they were sold for $49.95 here on amazon.com and keep using and updating it. This 1695 is our second unit and certainly advanced over the 255W.
Summary: I am very pleased with Garmin Nuvi 1695 5-inch portable Bluetooth navigator with Google search. This is my third Garmin navigator product. Garmin 1695 is the best of the three. Bluetooth picks phone signal (even with my accent) better then Bluetooth Voice Command on my phone itself. I like Traffic Camera Alert, fuel price search, local weather and full picture view on exit help.